Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography / Edition 1

Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography / Edition 1

by Peter Conn, Peter Conn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521639891

ISBN-13: 9780521639897

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pearl S. Buck was one of the most renowned, interesting, and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history--and yet she remains one of the least studied, honored, or remembered. In this richly illustrated and meticulously crafted narrative, Conn recounts Buck's life in absorbing detail, tracing the parallel course of…  See more details below

Overview

Pearl S. Buck was one of the most renowned, interesting, and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history--and yet she remains one of the least studied, honored, or remembered. In this richly illustrated and meticulously crafted narrative, Conn recounts Buck's life in absorbing detail, tracing the parallel course of American and Chinese history. This "cultural biography" thus offers a dual portrait: of Buck, a figure greater than history cares to remember, and of the era she helped to shape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521639897
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Rediscovering Pearl Buck; 1. Missionary childhood; 2. New worlds; 3. Winds of change; 4. The Good Earth; 5. An exile's return; 6. The prize; 7. Wartime; 8. Losing battles; 9. Pearl Sydenstricker.

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